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Cover for Nematode parasites of tropical root and tuber crops (excluding potatoes).

This chapter describes the nematode parasites of root and tuber crops, including cassava (Manihot esculenta), yams (Dioscorea spp.), taro (Colocasia esculenta) and tannia (Xanthosoma spp.). Information is given on their distribution, biology and life cycle, symptoms of damage, environmental factors ...

Author(s)
Coyne, D.; Affokpon, A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391247)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Integrated pest management of root and tuber crops in the tropics.

This chapter focuses on the key features of major pests and diseases affecting root and tuber crops, such as cassava, sweet potato and yam, in the tropics. The efficacy of the integrated control of these major pests and diseases of root and tuber crops in the tropics is also discussed.

Author(s)
Legg, J.; Okonya, J.; Coyne, D.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648002)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The effectiveness of crop improvement programmes from the perspectives of varietal output and adoption: cassava, cowpea, soybean and yam in sub-Saharan Africa and maize in West and Central Africa.

This chapter focuses on the assessment of the cultivar output, adoption and change for cassava, cowpea, soyabean and yam for Africa south of Sahara and maize improvement in West and Central Africa. The evaluation of the performance of genetic improvement programmes in these crops are also discussed.

Author(s)
Alene, A. D.; Abdoulaye, T.; Rusike, J.; Manyong, V.; Walker, T. S.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644011)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Storing up trouble.

Why do so few crops provide us with most of our calories? It is remarkable that we eat very few species of the plants that are available. However, it is even more astonishing that we gain most of the energy we need to survive from a tiny sub-set of these species. This chapter explores this...

Author(s)
Warren, J. M.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645087)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Yam mosaic.

This chapter describes the disease symptopms, distribution, economic impact, taxonomy, host range, transmission, detection methods (serological and nucleic acid-based assays), and management strategies of Yam mosaic virus (YMV). It is indicated that the successful management of yam mosaic disease,...

Author(s)
Eni, A. O.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644264)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Keeping a finger on the pulse: monitoring the use of CWR in crop improvement.

This chapter takes a macro perspective of the state of the use of crop wild relatives (CWR) in crop improvement programmes under the auspices of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research, with some supplementary perspectives from outside of the CG family where required. It asks, ...

Author(s)
Smith, C.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646138)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Varietal generation and output.

This chapter focuses on the improved cultivar generation of various crops (maize, cassava, rice, bean, potato, cowpea, wheat, soyabean, sweet potato, yam, sorghum, groundnut, banana, chickpea, pigeon pea, barley, pearl millet, faba bean, lentil and pea) in Africa South of the Sahara. Information of ...

Author(s)
Walker, T. S.; Alene, A.; Ndjuenga, J.; Labarta, R.; Yigezu, Y.; Diagne, A.; Andrade, R.; Andriatsitohaina, R. M.; Groote, H. de; Mausch, K.; Yirga, C.; Simtowe, F.; Katungi, E.; Jogo, W.; Jaleta, M.; Pandey, S.; Charyulu, D. K.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644011)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Varietal adoption, outcomes and impact.

This chapter focuses on the adoption and turnover of cultivars of crops, such as soyabean, maize, pigeon pea, wheat, cassava, rice, potato, barley, yam, groundnut, bean, sorghum, cowpea, pearl millet, chickpea, faba bean, lentil, sweet potato, banana and pea, in Africa South of Sahara. The changes...

Author(s)
Walker, T. S.; Alwang, J.; Alene, A.; Ndjuenga, J.; Labarta, R.; Yigezu, Y.; Diagne, A.; Andrade, R.; Andriatsitohaina, R. M.; Groote, H. de; Mausch, K.; Yirga, C.; Simtowe, F.; Katungi, E.; Jogo, W.; Jaleta, M.; Pandey, S.; Charyulu, D. K.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644011)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Starchy staples and sugar.

Sugarcane and sugarbeet are widely grown as a source of sugar for sweetening. The various starchy staples and sugars are not evolutionarily related, but most are propagated asexually and have far less protein than the legumes. In addition, most produce their edible parts under the ground. This...

Author(s)
Hancock, J. F.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938017)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Potato and other root crops.

This chapter focuses on the current knowledge about the major beneficial compounds derived from potatoes and carrots, as well as sweet potato, red beet, red radish, cassava and yam. Special emphasis is given to their potential health effects. Suggestions for future research are also mentioned.

Author(s)
Pihlanto, A.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935283)
Type
Book chapter

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